ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, today announced that it will transfer the listing of three ProShares ETFs from the NYSE Arca to the Bats Exchange on or about Dec. 29, 2016.
Current shareholders of these ProShares ETFs are not required to take any action, nor is the transfer expected to have any effect on the trading of fund shares.
The following ETFs are transferring to the Bats Exchange:
|S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats||NOBL|
|MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers||EFAD|
|MSCI Europe Dividend Growers||EUDV|
By moving NOBL, EFAD and EUDV to the Bats Exchange, ProShares is now able to offer its full suite of dividend growers ETFs on one exchange. ProShares Dividend Growers ETFs focus on the companies with the longest track records of dividend growth in some of the most popular U.S. and international indexes. These range from U.S. large-, mid- and small-cap indexes, to broad international and Europe-focused indexes. The ProShares Dividend Growers suite includes:
|S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF||NOBL||S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index||25+|
|S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats ETF||REGL||S&P MidCap 400 Dividend Aristocrats Index||15+|
|Russell 200 Dividend Growers ETF||SMDV||Russell 2000 Dividend Growth Index||10+|
|MSCI EAFE Dividend Growers ETF||EFAD||MSCI EAFE Dividend Masters Index||10+|
|MSCI Europe Dividend Growers ETF||EUDV||MSCI Europe Dividend Masters Index||10+|
|MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Growers ETF||EMDV||MSCI Emerging Markets Dividend Masters Index||7+|
ProShares has been at the forefront of the ETF revolution since 2006. ProShares now offers one of the largest lineups of ETFs, with more than $27 billion in assets. The company is the leader in strategies such as dividend growth, alternative and geared (leveraged and inverse). ProShares continues to innovate with products that provide strategic and tactical opportunities for investors to manage risk and enhance returns.
Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. ProShares Dividend Growers ETFs are diversified and entail certain risks, including imperfect benchmark correlation and market price variance, that may decrease performance. Investments in smaller companies typically exhibit higher volatility. Smaller company stocks also may trade at greater spreads or lower trading volumes, and may be less liquid than stocks of larger companies. International investments may involve risks from: geographic concentration, differences in valuation and valuation times, unfavorable fluctuations in currency, differences in generally accepted accounting principles, and from economic or political instability. In emerging markets, many risks are heightened, and lower trading volumes may occur. EUDV may be adversely affected by economic uncertainty experienced by various members of the European Union. Please see summary and full prospectuses for a more complete description of risks. There is no guarantee any ProShares ETF will achieve its investment objective.
The “S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index” and "S&P MidCap 400® Dividend Aristocrats Index" are products of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates. "Russell 2000® Dividend Growth Index" and "Russell®" are trademarks of Russell Investment Group. "MSCI," "MSCI Inc.," "MSCI Index" and "EAFE" are service marks of MSCI. All have been licensed for use by ProShares. “S&P” is a registered trademark of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC (“S&P”) and “Dow Jones®” is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”) and have been licensed for use by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates. ProShares have not been passed on by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and its affiliates as to their legality or suitability. ProShares based on the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, Dow Jones, S&P or their respective affiliates, and they make no representation regarding the advisability of investing in ProShares. THESE ENTITIES AND THEIR AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO PROSHARES.
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